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A Connecticut Yankee (1955)

A live television presentation of Rodgers and Hart's 1927 stage musical.

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Credited cast:
... Martin Barret
... Sandy
... King Arthur
... Morgan Le Fay
John Conte ... Sir Kay
Leonard Elliott ... Merlin
Bambi Linn ... Dancers
Rod Alexander ... Dancers
Beverlee Dennis ... Switchboard Operator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Drakeley
Hanna Hertelendy ... (as Hanna Landy)
Jack Thompson
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Based on Rodgers and Hart's revised 1943 version of their earlier Broadway musical hit, a 20th century Connecticut man suffers a head injury and is magically transported back to King Arthur's Camelot where he uses his modern know-how to defeat Morgan Le Fay's villainous intentions. Written by David Bassler

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Connections

Version of Un español en la corte del rey Arturo (1964) See more »

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Thou Swell
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Eddie Albert and Janet Blair
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